Social Sector Management Program
(Formerly known as Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program)
To build the capacity for effective management and leadership in the nonprofit sector and the broader social sector through research and education.
Focus on Education and Research
"For over thirty years, York's Schulich School of Business has been guided by a vision of developing effective leadership for nonprofit and public organizations as well as for private business. By 1983, York had established the Voluntary Sector Management Program. In 1993, a major investment by the Kahanoff Foundation enabled the Schulich School to expand the program and offer a specialized MBA program in Nonprofit Management and associated professional development courses. More recently, the Royal Bank Charitable Foundation established a professorship at Schulich in order to develop ongoing research activities in the area of nonprofit management.
Today we have over 1500 graduates of our programs working in the nonprofit sector in Canada and internationally, and a large pool of university and adjunct faculty teaching and researching in the area. Students from Canada and around the world study with us to learn to deal effectively with the challenges posed by this rapidly expanding and very complex sector. Our goal is to continue to develop strong, creative, flexible and visionary leaders who are capable of enhancing the quality of community life, and building and fostering civil society around the world."
Brenda Gainer, Program Director
Director, Social Sector Management Program
Royal Bank Professor of Nonprofit Management